Jaan Kristjan Utno

Jaan Kristjan Utno

UTNO
Cinematographer, Camera Operator, First Assistant Camera and Filmmaker

Los Angeles, California

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March 2015
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About Jaan

I am a young cinematographer from Estonia, searching for unused angles and innovative ways of bringing emotions and situations to life and tell a unique story. Message me right here to get in contact with me !

Credits

  • Word Is Bond

    Word Is Bond (2018)
    Film by Alex Mastoon (Drama and Short) Gaffer, Camera Assistant, 2nd Camera Operator Upcoming rapper Tracey is the crew's best bet at Hip Hop stardom, but will his secret threaten his rise to fame and the bond he needs most with his only brother?

  • Birth

    Birth (2018)
    Film (Horror and Short) Camera Department Not every baby is a miracle from God - A deal can be made with a demon, and that price, a soul for a soul. After coming home from work one evening, John finds that his greatest nightmare has come true; his wife Amy is pregnant. John rushes to his parents, and even his longtime Priest for answers, but there is no way to save both his wife, and his child. So, he is given an ultimatum; kill his unborn child, or watch as the demon consumes them both and he loses everything. John will fight for the life of his true love, and the soul of his unborn son, but he is up against something far more sinister than he ever could've imagined. Written by Ozlem Altingoz

  • Depart

    Depart (2017)
    Film (Drama and Short) Gaffer A young woman with a conflicted sense of identity struggles after being held by immigration forcing her to view her life from a different perspective.

  • I am June

    I am June (2017)
    Film (Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Short) Gaffer, 2nd Unit Cinematographer A lonely socially awkward young woman is forbidden to leave her room by her over protective mother, but when she defies this; she learns the truth about herself and human connections.

  • Outbreak

    Outbreak (2017)
    Film (Drama and Short) Gaffer A girl in a wheelchair, Sasha, who spends most of her time at home, decides to play a game of word association with her partner, Katy.

  • What I Love and Hate About You

    What I Love and Hate About You (2017)
    Film (Drama and Short) Gaffer Add a Plot »

  • Reverie

    Reverie (2017)
    Film (Drama and Short) 1st Assistant Cameraman An actor faces racial problems during his youth and he gives up his dream to prevent others from experiencing similar hardships.

  • The Fat One

    The Fat One (2017)
    Film (Drama and Short) Gaffer The Fat One tells the story of Annie, a woman who struggles to find her worth beyond her looks specially compared to her best friend, Elena, a beautiful runway model. Annie is afraid of rejection and of being loved, so she's been pushing people away all her life, now in her darkest moment, Elena must make her realize that it's time to let go of the fear and start letting people in, before it's too late.

  • One Way

    One Way (2017)
    Film (Drama and Short) Key Grip Cesar is coming back to Spain for a friends reunion after spending a year as an expat abroad. His friends have moved on without him and his fears of detachment become very present as Julio is constantly reminding him of what he has missed. But has he? Or moving on is accepting that we can't be everywhere at the same time?

  • Daughter of the Lake

    Daughter of the Lake (2017)
    Film (Horror and Short) 2nd Assistant Cameraman

  • Beyond Cornfield Street

    Beyond Cornfield Street (2017)
    Film (Horror, Sci-Fi and Short) Gaffer In a secluded house, 2 sisters live locked inside after an alien invasion has spun the world into chaos. Suddenly, a man arrives bringing the aliens to their hiding place and the sisters must try to escape the alien's grasp.

  • Brand Time Commercial

    Brand Time Commercial (2017)
    Film (Short) Gaffer Brand Time is a commercial show that presents the best businesses and brands in Los Angeles. The motto of Brand Time is: It's time for the best.

  • Dr. Woofenberg

    Dr. Woofenberg (2017)
    Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • In Circle

    In Circle (2017)
    Film (Short, Drama and Music) Camera and Electrical Department A visual narrative told through a trilogy of music videos. A 9 year old girl, Nadine, tries to connect with her mother. She meets a 10 year old girl, Samantha, who changes her life by subsequently becoming her best friend. Years later, Nadine moves in with her boyfriend, Alex, but still struggles with her notion of true love. Exasperated, Nadine decides to stop living her life by the expectations of others but to embrace who she is.

  • Cascade

    Cascade (2017)
    Television (Drama) Cinematographer Danni returns to Cascade, Oregon and finds that the town has completely changed, and her best friend Emily is dead of an apparent suicide.

  • The Typical Woman

    The Typical Woman (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer Sophia's discovery that reconnecting with herself, after a major breakup, is much more challenging than she expected.

  • Fox Seal

    Fox Seal (2017)
    Film (Short and Horror) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Filet

    Filet (2017)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Horror and Thriller) Cinematographer Robbie Filet has a cooking channel on YouTube. But this isn't exactly Martha Stewart's idea of 'a good thing'. Robbie is obsessed with cooking, but it's not fowl or kale that he prefers; let's just say he loves to have his friends for dinner. A consummate snob, he believes he has more knowledge and talent in his little finger than Julia Child has in her entire body. He is magnanimous, witty and fiercely intelligent, but behind his charming facade lurks a psychopathic monster with a taste for cruelty. In this film his 'assistants' find out just what it means to fall from his good graces.

  • Mr. Lopez

    Mr. Lopez (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Siblings

    Siblings (2016)
    Film (Drama and Short) Gaffer Three coming of age siblings must face the sudden death of their mother.

  • My Love

    My Love (2016)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Drones Don't Fly When the Sky is Grey

    Drones Don't Fly When the Sky is Grey (2016)
    Film (Short, Action, Comedy and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Mike, a well known young hacker, has just been hired as a security analyst at Firefense. While pitching his work on hardened rootkits to the board he will come across what looks like an illegal attempt of escalation of privileges upon his company's network. With the help of Mia, Marcel, other hackers and even his neighbor Mrs. Sievers, he will track down the packets. This pursue will finally take him on his last step to a bakeshop nearby that is being used as a proxy by the NSA. A fictional story portraying the real deal of how government surveillance tracks all our movements, foreign and domestic. With the collaboration of Mikko Hyppönnen, a respected Finish hacker, to explain further.

  • Teach: Proof of Concept

    Teach: Proof of Concept (2016)
    Film (Comedy) Cinematographer A recent grad is forced to move home and become a teacher in order to pay off her student loan debt.

  • Last Teenagers of the Apocalypse

    Last Teenagers of the Apocalypse (2016)
    Television (Short and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department Grim has just died. He's thrown into purgatory and suffers from amnesia as he tries to understand his standing in a post-apocalyptic world. He's guided by his guardian angel Neon while also being haunted by Bones... who is trying to collect his mortal soul. To top it all off, Instagram won't refresh. This is Last Teenagers of the Apocalypse.

  • Grandma's Adventure

    Grandma's Adventure (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Into the Woods

    Into the Woods (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Alice finds herself trapped in a time loop and she can't find her way out.

  • Q

    Q (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer Journalist DAVE CANNON investigates the story of inner-city high school basketball phenom QUENTON 'Q' MILLS, who became a six-foot maverick by age fourteen. When freshman Q first stepped onto the court in his size twelve shoe, legendary King High School coach DAVID JORDAN knew he had just witnessed the most talented basketball player ever in school history. Unconditionally loved by his mother PATRICIA, a tenacious woman of resolute strength and unshakable faith, supported by his misguided and damaged older brother KEVIN, adored by his girlfriend WANDA, idolized by his fellow teammates ANTHONY, BUMPY, BRUCE and TIM, and mentored by the sometimes guileful intentions of Coach Jordan, Q grew into a young man of remarkable character and a top college prospect. But the city streets had a different calling and claimed him after an altercation on a street with a gangbanger. Words were exchanged, a gun was drawn in broad daylight and seventeen hours later, the buzzer sounded and Q was gone...... Written by Anthony C. Hall

  • Benjamin and Audrey

    Benjamin and Audrey (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer Benjamin and Audrey, a young, happy couple struggle in the awkward grey area of being children and being grown-ups. No one teaches you how to be an adult. They move into a new apartment, try to start a new life together but soon realize, being an 'adult' isn't as wonderful as they have always dreamed about.

  • Sisterhood

    Sisterhood (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer A sorority struggles to revamp their failed reputation, win the Gammy for Top Sorority, and rekindle their bonds of sisterhood.

  • A Man

    A Man (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Pilk

    Pilk (2015)
    Film (short) Assistant Director

Education

  • New York Film Academy
    (2015-2017)

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